Business Leadership Center

Downtown Dallas Wide

Student Perspectives

For many students, the BLC is a deciding factor in choosing the SMU Cox School of Business over other top schools since the BLC is unique among MBA and graduate programs. Most of Cox Graduate Business students actively participate in the BLC elective programs.

Jon Mueller

“The most successful MBAs are the ones that can be placed in any business situation and are able to operate with a reasonable level of competence. It is impossible to achieve this without a broad knowledge base, which is exactly what the BLC provides for Cox students.”

Jonathan Mueller / MBA 2011
Company of Employment: Capital Alliance

Matt Day

“I started attending the BLC seminars after I paid my deposit, but before I had decided 100% to come to SMU Cox. The BLC made the decision easy for me.”

Matt Day / MBA 2010
Company of Employment: MedAssets

Krishna Matta

“When I joined the MBA program at SMU Cox, I believed leadership was inherent and could not be acquired. My experiences at the BLC have forced me to disagree with my original beliefs.”

Krishna Matta / MBA 2009
Company of Employment: Raytheon

Wilmar Cubias

“Two years ago, I was deciding where to go for my MBA, and the BLC at SMU made it for me…The BLC completes the Cox experience. In my view, the program would not be the same without it.”

Wilmar Cubias / MBA 2011
Company of Employment: Amphenol Fiber Optic Products

Justin Sanderson

“The BLC provides the perfect environment for aligning academic education with real-world application of many diverse business concepts.  This truly unique experience adds significant value to the Cox MBA program.”

Justin Sanderson / MBA 2010
Company of Employment: First United Bank

Nimesh Porbandarwalla

“Mitch’s Brand Concepts BLC seminar perked my interest in Brand Management, which eventually led to me looking for a brand manager internship at the Kellogg Company.”

Nimesh Porbandarwalla / FTMBA 2009
Company: Dell